Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Kuda Biza, co-founder and CMO of Nunbelievable, located in New York, NY, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
Nunbelievable is a mission-based baked goods company. Our delicious cookies are made with better-for-you ingredients. For every box of cookies sold, we donate meals to feed people in need. Since we launched in late 2019, we've been able to donate over 1 million meals to people in need through our impact partners - Feeding America, World Vision, and others.
Tell us about yourself
I've been an entrepreneur for most of my life. I started my first business when I was nine years old in Harare, Zimbabwe. Later as a teenager, I moved to America with only $40 in my pocket, a suitcase, and a dream to become a successful purpose-driven entrepreneur. After spending over a decade in corporate America, I decided to start Nunbelievable to provide customers with a delicious product while giving back at the same time.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
When we launched Nunbelievable in October 2019, our goal was to donate 1 million meals to people in need by the end of 2022. A great accomplishment was to hit this milestone by September 2021, almost 15 months ahead of schedule. We are thankful for our customers who continue supporting us as they are the ones who've made it happen.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Any business comes with risk. So the hardest thing that comes with being a business owner is managing the risk associated with your business.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Find a mentor as quickly as possible. Mentors will help compress decades into days.
- Perfection doesn't exist - so it's better to take action rather than focus on being perfect.
- Feed your faith and starve your fear.
Where can people find you and your business?
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